AS WE have reached the end of what will have been the first week of school for many children in six months, we share with you photos capturing the moment.

Whether it was a first day milestone, or a return to the classroom, we called on proud parents to share their child's 'first day at school' pictures.

And the Chronicle visited Western CE Primary School, in Fulflood, to capture the happy moment and talk to parents about children returning to school.

In March the school announced that two members of the school community were undergoing tests for Covid-19 and parts of the building in Browning Drive underwent a clean.

It was later revealed that their tests had results were negative.

Mother Stephanie Brooks said: “I am happy with my children being back to school - it is important for their health and wellbeing. I think that Western school has managed the situation well. I don’t necessarily agree with all the guidelines, but understand there are certain procedures to follow, so will go along with them.”

Martin Rose, who was picking up granddaughter Miah, said: “She was happy about it so I was happy about it.

“The school seem to be very organised and communication has been very good from the school.”

Rachael Griffin, who son Seb goes to Western CE, said: “It is absolutely brilliant, it is the best thing to happen. I am a key worker so he has been here - it’s been brilliant not apprehensive at all.

“The school has been amazing and the headteacher has been putting out communication right from the start and right throughout the summer holidays.”

Father Peter Beck said his daughter Martha had been at school before the summer holidays. He added: “This is the first time we have seen it with so many people here. At the moment I think the trends are quite good and the transmission rate.”

Click through our gallery to see some smiling faces as youngsters returned to school.